Courses 2022 – 2023

In SSW's foundry, two people wearing blue hardhats, visors and leather jackets use a metal frame suspended from the ceiling to tip a glowing orange crucible of molten bronze towards the camera. The bronze pours into a mould below.

Bronze Casting at SSW

Courses at Scottish Sculpture Workshop are a unique opportunity to learn new skills in a welcoming and creative environment. Based in our rural workshops in Aberdeenshire, our courses range from one-day introductions to week-long intensives. Participants can get to grips with new materials and processes, learn the basics and receive comprehensive tuition throughout.

At SSW we have a hands-on, warm and practical approach. Our highly knowledgeable technical team are experienced in supporting people of all levels and abilities to learn new skills, for both personal and professional development. Every year we welcome participants to our courses from all over the world and encourage a learning environment that fosters exchange and skill sharing amongst the group.

Please contact us with any enquiries.

To book a course:

Courses can be booked online or by phoning the SSW office on 01464 861372. Please click on the courses on the menu to find out more and book.

All of our course costs include tuition, materials, consumables and personal protective equipment.

If you have any questions about our courses or the booking process please contact us.

Our Courses Terms and Conditions, including our cancellation policy, can be viewed online here.


SSW has rigorous safety processes and procedures in place to reduce risks related to COVID-19. These are fully compliant with Scottish Government regulations and are revised on a regular basis. Full COVID guidance for working at SSW are available here.


At SSW we have simple shared accommodation alongside an on-site bothy that provides collective space for cooking, meeting and socialising. Accommodation is available for weekend and intensive courses at a reduced cost.

Open Access

Make use of SSW facilities at any time with Open Access. We also offer various one off and regular ways to access our ceramics workshop.


We understand that you may need additional support in place to participate in one of our courses, from bringing a support worker, to communication or accommodation needs, among many other possibilities. If you would like to discuss this informally please get in touch with our Programme & Communications Manager by emailing jenny@ssw.org.uk or phoning 01464 861372.

There is information on accessibility at SSW here, but if you have any questions we are happy to help.